Business owners react to “hot spot” policing

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- St. Louis police are targeting three south city neighborhoods in the latest example of ‘hot-spot’ policing.

The stepped up patrols are making business owners in the Tower Grove South, Shaw and Gravois Park neighborhoods feel more safe.

"It helps, and I hope it changes things," JB Beauty Supply Owner Joon Park said.

He said his store was robbed by two women Morning.

"They stole about eight bags of hair," he said. "Worth about $100."

City police have been focusing on ‘hot spot’ policing for some time now in areas that see spikes in crime.
Under the plan, extra police converge on neighborhoods that are having problems to try and address the issues.

Residents in Tower Grove South, Shaw and Gravois Park can expect to see both more uniformed officers in marked cars and plain clothes officers in unmarked vehicles during this initiative.

It will last from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. for two weeks.

More hot-spot police patrols start Monday

1 Comment

  • H2jjadt

    I believe when the St. Louis police do hot-spot patrols, I think they should just do it & not advertise. Its like trying to sneak up on somebody in an open field, under the noon day sun playing loud music. The criminal element will either move to another area or just lay low till the police patrol leaves.

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